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Kent Business School is seeking to appoint a Professor with the senior leadership role of Head of Department of Accounting and Finance. The Head of Department is responsible for fostering a positive, collaborative culture that enables students and staff to achieve their best, enhancing the reputation of the Department locally, nationally and internationally. The Head of Department appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal for a further three-year term. Candidates for the Head of Department role will be fully research active academics and will continue being research active while holding the role.

The Head of Department contributes to the development of the School’s strategy and is responsible for its implementation and delivery within the Department. This includes day-to-day management of academic staff and the efficient and effective use of resources allocated by the Dean to generate an environment that promotes excellence in all relevant strategic areas.

As a member of KBS Senior Leadership Team (in which capacity the role-holder will work closely with the Dean, the Director of Operations, and other Senior Leadership members), the role-holder will also work closely with relevant professional services colleagues.

The role-holder will possess the skills to lead, inspire, and communicate clear goals for the Department. Upon appointment, the role-holder will agree a set of aims and objectives with the Dean, with regular meetings thereafter. The role-holder will ensure a smooth and effective handover at the end of the term of office.

As Professor you will:

  • provide leadership and contribute to the management of the School; offer guidance, support and mentoring to junior members of staff.
  • engage in high-quality and impactful research at acceptable levels of volume and excellence.
  • provide academic leadership in the design and delivery of innovative and high-quality teaching programmes.
  • Support the Dean of the School in the management and development of academic staff through participation in and/or organisation of a range of activities, such as: induction, mentoring, performance reviews and promotions panels.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline – awarded or near completion
  • a specialism and research reputation in Accounting and/or Finance
  • willingness to contribute to a cohesive and supportive corporate culture and a collegiate work environment

Kent Business School is an international Business School, with a global reputation for delivering research and teaching excellence. We are proud to be part of the 1% of global business schools worldwide to gain 'Triple Crown' accreditation from three top business organisations: European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Interviews are to be held: w\c 29th November 2021 (TBC)

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process contact quoting: KBS-036-21

We particularly welcome applications from female and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area.

Location: Hinxton
Salary: €2,809 to €3,143
£2,380.82 to £2,663.91 converted salary* monthly starting salary after tax; Grade 5 or 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 8th November 2021
Job Ref: EBI01923
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